Advance bail plea puts TNSTC staff in soup

Published: 17th November 2016 01:35 AM  |   Last Updated: 17th November 2016 02:19 AM   |  A+A-

By Express News Service

MADURAI : The HC Bench has directed the Income Tax department to conduct an inquiry into the charges levelled against a TNSTC employee that he possessed black money to the tune of rs 50 lakh.

In his petition, S Sekar of Chengalpet said Tirumangalam town police in Madurai has filed a case against him under various sections including 420 of IPC for allegedly cheating a TNSTC employee of  rs 50 lakh on the promise of getting the latter’s wife a government job. Pleading innocence, the petitioner sought anticipatory bail.

Hearing the petition, Justice S Vaidyanathan said while the complainant (the TNSTC employee) had told the police that he has transferred the money in various instalments to the petitioner,  it has to be ascertained  how he had a huge amount in cash, which he gave it to the petitioner for securing a government job for his wife. The judge asked the police to forward the necessary documents to the Income Tax authorities to help them inquire whether the cash in his possession was black money or he had made a benami transaction or it was acquiring wealth disproportinate to his known sources of income.

Denying advance bail to Sekar, the judge left the option to the TNSTC to conduct a departmental inquiry against its staff.

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